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    If you have a source close to where you hunt that...

    If you have a source close to where you hunt that may be a better indication than the actual report. As I mentioned in a previous post, based on what I saw last weekend and friends/farmers have also...
  2. Thread: A fresh report

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    That is not good news. I was down in south...

    That is not good news. I was down in south central this past weekend for my annual dove hunt and was shocked by the number of broods I saw. Our area will be up significantly this year. The cover...
  3. Thread: brood report

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    Chestle, you realize this is a drawing. The more...

    Chestle, you realize this is a drawing. The more people that put in reduces your chances.
  4. Thread: brood report

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    Chad, What part of the state do you reside? I...

    Chad,

    What part of the state do you reside? I know it’s a different thread but really sorry to hear the news of your friend. I have hunted the Platte area the last 25 years and always looked...
  5. Thread: brood report

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    My point was the harsh winter vs. a great spring...

    My point was the harsh winter vs. a great spring and the overall impact it has to the bird numbers. On good years, the area I hunt will hold bird numbers as Hockey Bob has described. We are...
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    Hockey Bob makes a great point. You would much...

    Hockey Bob makes a great point. You would much rather see a favorable spring in combination with a bad winter than a easy winter and terrible spring. I have seen many of times high winter survival...
  7. Thread: brood report

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    Good to hear BB. It will be interesting to see...

    Good to hear BB. It will be interesting to see how things shake out. I’m guessing the nesting was delayed, hens were probably in rough shape though so perhaps we will see smaller brood sizes. If...
  8. Thread: April storm

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    Iím concerned as well. This latest storm...

    Iím concerned as well. This latest storm definitely had an impact. My friend was seeing dead birds on his farm. Iím afraid that wet heavy blowing snow killed a few. Most birds were moving away...
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    Agreed, that's why I struggle with this issue. ...

    Agreed, that's why I struggle with this issue. However, The government has subsidized farming marginal land, our tax dollars make it worth it for him to farm marginal land.
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    Benellibygolly, thanks for your service and their...

    Benellibygolly, thanks for your service and their is nothing wrong with hunting ditches... it's a shame the area I hunt most all cut their ditches. Quite a few lodges in the area and I'm sure that...
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    McFarmer, yes there are quite a few signs in...

    McFarmer, yes there are quite a few signs in Western Mn stating no hunting due to the buffer laws for any questions please contact your governor. I have spoken to a few of the farmers and it's all...
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    I too believe the surveys are pretty accurate and...

    I too believe the surveys are pretty accurate and paint an overall picture of what is going on. I get out to SD several times of the year after the hunting season, and when friends say they are...
  13. So 2 years ago in my area it was real good and...

    So 2 years ago in my area it was real good and last year there was 3 hailstorms and we're wiped out by hailstorms. This year looks promising, crops are fantastic and the hatch appears to be really...
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    Omcock, Send me a private message I have a couple...

    Omcock, Send me a private message I have a couple of leads for you if interested
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    Just returned from my annual hunt and as feared...

    Just returned from my annual hunt and as feared birds were pretty much wiped out. The 3 bad hail storms north of Platte , south of kimball did a number. Last year we had 500 plus birds on my land,...
  16. Thread: Land owners...

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    That was his response as well and I understand...

    That was his response as well and I understand your point. I'm guessing the 120 K is if you sold. How much has he gained by draining all wetlands? I'm guessing by have more acres in production...
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    I was in western mn doing some duck hunting and...

    I was in western mn doing some duck hunting and the farmers are down right pissed with the new buffer law. Essentially they see it as losing farmable acres and still having to pay taxes on that...
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    Guy dog, just have to come back and stir the pot....

    Guy dog, just have to come back and stir the pot. Everyone just ignore and maybe he will go away. Good luck this year, wharever public ground you will be hunting
  19. Thread: What an August!

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    10 miles NW of Platte. Brule county... pretty...

    10 miles NW of Platte. Brule county... pretty wide area was hit hard
  20. Thread: What an August!

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    The report is in on my ground. My food plots...

    The report is in on my ground. My food plots were 7 ft tall and now they are 3 ft. The Hail completely wiped out the crops/cover on my ground. The intermediate grass planted next to my cedar trees...
  21. Thread: What an August!

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    North of Platte was hammered with a bad hailstorm...

    North of Platte was hammered with a bad hailstorm today!
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    Spot on Haymaker. Not many people are aware how...

    Spot on Haymaker. Not many people are aware how detrimental the current crop insurance policies work. It's a scam, I will leave it at that.
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    The state, no.... many others (not all), yes

    The state, no.... many others (not all), yes
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    My ground was hammered by hail a few weeks back....

    My ground was hammered by hail a few weeks back. On top of that we have had no rain, I'm afraid it's going to be a tough year for the farmers, and the birds.... depressing!!
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    Sorry guys this may be a little off topic but...

    Sorry guys this may be a little off topic but somewhat related.... Ford and others , what are your thoughts on intermediate grass for habitat? I have some planted on my ground, but some is...
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